The contest, hosted by New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc, includes practical and theory competitions and the contestants will also host some children’s competitions including ‘Snakes & Ladders’ and ‘Apple Bobbing’.
“Other major events on the day include - lawn mower racing, as well as the return of the Truck and Tractor Pulling competition.
Keith Merritt is organising a turnout of up to 80+ classic cars,” says show secretary Kim Cawte.
“This is a rustic show where the “town meets the country” and has only been cancelled once in its 112 years. The Te Puke A&P Lifestyle Show is one of the shows that continues to grow, so bring your family and friends along to enjoy this great day.”
“Mandy and Greg Clark will be back again with the huge crowd pleaser of sheep racing. Te Puke Young Farmers Club will be running the ladies gumboot throwing and horse shoe throwing competitions and a tug of war.”
The Rotorua and BOP Hunt Club will be parading their horses and hounds in the main horse ring by the just after midday and Colette Hintz and her team will have the tents full of animals and birds to view and purchase.
Jacqueline Whitehead and her team will be organising all Home Industries displays as well as the Hargreaves Children’s competitions, entries for which will need to be delivered to the showgrounds on Friday February 9 before 4pm in time for judging.
They will also organise the Miss & Master Competitions for boys and girls aged from four and up to 11 years of age.
The All breed dairy cattle section and beef cattle classes will feature and there’s the primary school calf section with children encouraged to bring along calves from their School ag-days.
Shearing classes will include the full range for everyone starting from junior, to intermediate, senior, veteran and open, with very attractive rewards.